Photo of Guildford, High Street 1953

Guildford, High Street 1953

Neg. G65002

Memories of Guildford

Change Of Name

Now known at St Lukes hospital, I worked there from 1965-1977. It has seen many changes.

A memory of Guildford

Pilgrims Wood Childrens Home

Around the late 50's/early 60's I was at Pilgrims Wood with my two sisters, Patricia and Mary. It is and will always be a lasting memory of both our arrival and our ...Read full memory

A memory of Guildford

Tree Tops

I think that the "Tree Tops" kennels may now be on this site and that is where we brought our black lab "shep" from

Mom's School In Guildford

Mom's school.  My mom was called Robina James. I am her daughter Susie - Mom came to USA after the war.

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About this photo

The last chapter's tour starts in Guildford, a cathedral city since 1927. Sir Edwin Maufe's dignified and apt cathedral was only completed in 1966, with much of the work dating from the period spanned by this book. The town has a superb situation on the chalk ridge, with a castle south of the High Street; the ridge is cut through by the River Wey. Many superb buildings complement the townscape, and this 1950s view looking west just before the major descent to the river valley captures some of this quality. Note the road with its stone setts rather than tarmac.